NICHIGAI ASSOCIATES Inc. bNICHIGAI's online database service


nichigai/web serviceian annual flat rate basisj

About nichigai/web service:
nichigai/web service is the internet-based subscription database service which provides the information regarding magazine articles, books, prominent figures,encyclopedias and other reference materials.

The key features of nichigai/web service are:

Based on an annual flat rate
The annual flat rate basis will make it easy to develop a budget year-on-year. Prices will vary as your usage pattern. Please check out the academic price list, here.


Available for literature search
nichigai/web service is the best database for learning how to do a literature search. The user interface is easy for students. It is also available for educational materials.


Support for IP address authentication
There are 2 methods of connecting to nichigai/web service;

@@ 1) IP address authentication

@ @2) User-ID and password authentication

IP address authentication will enable you to connect to the database subscribed with just 1 click. No need to type your user-ID and password one by one. It is available on campus.


Optional Linkage Service on magazineplus and bookplus ifree of chargej
It is possible to provide linkage from magazineplus and bookplus to the results on your library's OPAC directly. For example, a searcher who finds an article or a book of interest on the databases will find details of library's OPAC. It also allows you to search for the results of WebcatPlus, J-STAGE, and JJRNavi automatically on magazineplus. It is free of charge but intended for Site-License users or higher and IP adderess authentication users only.


Library guidance materials for nichigai/web service ifree of chargej
We will offer you library guidance materials for further use of the database in your library. Then we issue the free temporary user-ID, i.e., gGuidance IDh, that is available for your guidance course.

Please note: The number of Guidance ID and the term of validity is limited. However, additional Guidance ID will be issued and the validity will be extended by request.
@For more information about Guidance ID, here. kJapanese onlyl



Terms and conditions (Rules) kENGLISHl@ Price listiAcademic pricej kENGLISHl@ Order sheet kENGLISHl

gNet de Hyakka (Network Encyclopaedia) for Libraryh Terms and conditions (Rules), Price list, Order sheet kENGLISHl

The following link pages are written in Japanese only.

For Guest
Price list
Order sheet & Catalog
Terms and conditions (Rules)
Licence options
User Authentication
Free tria request
For Customer

The number of contents
"Guidance ID"iFor library orientationj
Training materials iPDF/5.4MBj

For library science education course
gOrientation ID"(For library science education course)

nichigai/web service contents

@magazineplus@[ List of Magazines included ] @bookplus
The Largest Index Database of Magazines and Papers in Japan Catalog Database of books from the beginning of Showa era

Link option @iOPAC,@WebcatPlus,@J-STAGEj
Link option@iJJRNavij
Papers registration service: magazineplus users will be allowed to register their papers that have not been included yet in it.
Simple guidance (For Academic Librarians and teachers; pdf 3.7MB)download

OPAC link option
An extensive amount of Bibliographic information of Books in Japan
It enables you to search the database for records matching criteria established by the user.

@whoplus @Net de Hyakka for Library
@(Network Encyclopaedia for Library)
Database of Brief Bio-Bibliography of Prominent Figure The internet version of Heibonsha's World Encyclopaedia (Sekai Dai-hyakka Jiten, 2nd edition)
A wealth of prominent figures' profiles and their bibliography
Offers academic price for universities and educational institutions
@Upper limit plan for WHOPLUS users of libraries, here (This plan sets a limit on the numbers of profile output).
Sekai Dai-hyakka Jiten is the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedia published in Japan.
It is also useful for comparisons between Japanese and world phenomena.

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